Roger Hershey

Assistant Secretary at Park University Enterprises, Inc

Roger Hershey

Roger Hershey

Assistant Secretary at Park University Enterprises, Inc

Biography

Roger W. Hershey
Shareholder
King Hershey
Biography:
Roger Hershey, past President of King Hershey, has been a shareholder since 1988 and was an officer and director of the firm from 1988 until 2004 when he became Vice President & General Counsel of Park University. Since then he has been 'of counsel' to the firm and continues to represent select clients. Mr. Hershey earned his J.D. (with distinction) from University of Missouri - Kansas City in 1970, and returned there to earn his LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial Law in 1976.

Mr. Hershey's practice in the firm is real estate oriented and includes complex commercial real estate and financial transactions with an emphasis on finance, land use and zoning. He has represented a broad range of clients including developers, owners, lenders, municipal bond issuers, as well as nonprofit, community development and environmental organizations, and individuals.

Park University, headquartered in nearby Parkville, Missouri, has campus centers in three other Kansas City area locations plus another 39 campus centers across the nation, and serves over 25,000 students nationwide. As Vice President & General Counsel Hershey provides a variety of legal services to the University, its subsidiaries and affiliates, including fields such as labor, contracts, employment and discrimination, policy development, academic and free speech issues, long term finance, land use planning, leasing of the university-owned Parkville Commercial Underground. He recently lead the successful effort of the University to develop and adopt a new Master Plan and Design Guidelines for the Parkville Campus; he is also responsible for guiding the development of several hundred acres that are part of the University's endowment. He serves as a member of the President's Executive Staff, and as Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees, on which he served for eight years, having chaired it for two of those years. He also served four years as president and director of Park University Enterprises, Inc. that does business nationally as Fred Pryor Seminars, Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamic and Career Track.

An active participant in civic and nonprofit groups, Hershey serves or has served as a board member, officer or other leader in organizations that include: the Park University Board of Trustees; the Truman Heartland Charitable Reinvestment Foundation; Independence Citizens for Streets and Parks; the Independence Council on Economic Development; the Independence Park Commission; the Independence Chamber of Commerce; the Mid-America Regional Council Metro Green Civic Leadership Board; Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri; The Boy Scouts of America; The Jackson County Historical Society; the Sierra Club and The Sierra Club Foundation.

Practice Areas:
Higher Education Law
Real Estate
Local Government Law
Zoning and Land Use
Bar Admissions:
Missouri, 1970
U.S. Supreme Court, 1973
Education:
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Kansas City, MO (1976)
LL.M., Master of Law(s), Corporate and Commercial Law
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Kansas City, MO (1970)
J.D., Juris Doctor
Honors:With Distinction, Order of the Bench and Robe: Justice Charles E. Whittaker Scholarship Recipient
Law Review: Associate Editor, University of Missouri Kansas City Law Review, Associate Editor, 1968 - 1969, Staff Member 1967-1969
Graceland College
Lamoni, IA (1967)
B.A., Bachelor of Arts, History
cum laude
Representative Clients:
Park University
Sierra Club
The Sierra Club Foundation
Trinity Real Estate Development, Inc.
Association Memberships:
Independence Missouri Chamber of Commerce(2001 - Present)
Board of Directors
Park University Board of Trustees(1995 - Present)
Chairman of the Board
Park University Enterprises, Inc. President
Park Commission of Independence, Missouri(1995 - Present)
Past Chairman - Commissioner
The Scandinavian Association of Greater Kansas City(1995 - 2001)
Past-President - and Member, Board of Governors
The Sierra Club Foundation(1998 - 2002)
Trustee; Acting Executive Director; Vice President & Secretary
Rotary Club(1980 - Present)
Rotary Club(1980 & 1997)
Group Study Exchange Team Member to Sweden, Leader (1997) and Member (1980)
Sierra Club Property Management Incorporated(1991 - 1996)
President
Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Foundation(1989 - 1995)
Board of Directors
National Association of College and University Attorneys
Mid-America Regional Council Metro Green Civic Leadership Board(2004-Present)
Member
Pro Bono Activities:
City of Independence, MO, Excise Tax Advisory Committee, 2000 - Present
City of Independence, MO, Storm Water Advisory Committee, 2000
Past Employment:
Asbury Land Title, Inc.
Executive Vice President and Manager(1985 - 1988)
United Missouri Bank of Kansas City, N.A.
Assistant Vice President(1982 - 1985)
Constance, Slayton & Stewart
Partner(1976 - 1982)
Belisle & McNabb
Associate(1974 - 1975)
United States Navy
Lt., JAGC, USNR(1970 - 1974)
Fraternity/Sorority:
Phi Delta Phi
Languages Spoken:
Swedish Language
Place Of Birth:
1945 - Independence, Missouri

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Park University
Park University Enterprises, Inc

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Assistant Secretary, Treasurer at Park University

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Assistant Secretary at Park University Enterprises, Inc

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Vice President General Counsel at Park University

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Chief Information Officer at Park University

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Executive Director of Enrollment Services & Student Marketing at Park University

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Interim President at Park University

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Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Park University

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Founding Dean-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Park University

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Vice President & General Counsel
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PARK UNIVERSITY PROVIDES LEADERSHIP IN QUALITY AND INNOVATIVE EDUCATION FOR A DIVERSITY OF LEARNERS WHO WILL BECOME LEADERS IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY

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PARK UNIVERSITY PROVIDES LEADERSHIP IN QUALITY AND INNOVATIVE EDUCATION FOR A DIVERSITY OF LEARNERS WHO WILL BECOME LEADERS IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY

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2004

Representative from Missouri's 5th Congressional District

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